The Facts of Life

and Other Dirty Jokes

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
If you had to give America a voice, it’s been said more than once, that voice would be Willie Nelson’s. For more than fifty years, he’s taken the stuff of his life—the good and the bad—and made from it a body of work that has become a permanent part of our musical heritage and kept us company through the good and the bad of our own lives. So it’s fitting, and cause for celebration, that he has finally set down in his own words a book that does justice to his great gifts as a storyteller. In The Facts of Life, Willie Nelson reflects on what has mattered to him in life and what hasn’t. He also tells some great dirty jokes. The result is a book as wise and hilarious as its author.

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Chapter 1

They say writing the first line of a book is the hardest part. Thank God that's over. Roger Miller said it must be true that the longer you live with your pet, the more you look alike. My neighbor came over this morning and chewed my ass out for shitting in his front yard. Thank you, Roger. I also...
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“Who knew the world’s best-loved country singer had such a good sense of humor?” —Texas Monthly

“You can’t not like Willie Nelson.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Pure Willie Nelson...equal parts minstrel, scoundrel, and cowboy—and all of it’s genuine.” —The Washington Times